S.League 2018 Transfer Round-Up: New Season, New Transfers
In the two months since FFT's last update, Albirex have announced the incomings of four more players, all of whom hail from Japan Soccer College.
They are goalkeeper Taiki Istukaichi, and midfielders Ryutaro Shibanoki, Ryuji Yamauchi and Kazuya Kojima.
And with these signings, the Albirex side will have 21 players in total for the upcoming season as they look to defend their titles on all fronts. It has also been announced that 22-year-old midfielder Wataru Murofushi will be the captain of the side.
In: Kazuki Sumiishi (SG Eintracht Mendig Bell), Ibuki Inoue (Daisho Gakuen High School), Kodai Sumikawa (Teikyo Nagaoka High School), Kenya Takahashi (Yamanashi Gakuin University), Ryujiro Yamanaka (Osaka Sangyo University), Kaishu Yamazaki (Iwaki FC), Shuhei Hoshino (Ryutsu Keizai University) , Taku Morinaga (Ryutsu Keizai University), Shuhei Sasahara (Tokai University), Shun Kumagai (Ventforet Kofu), Riku Moriyasu (Kyoto Sangyo University) , Wataru Murofushi (Juntendo University), Daiki Asaoka(University of Tsukuba), Adam Swandi (Home United), Shahul Rayyan (SAFSA), Taiki Istukaichi (Japan Soccer College), Ryutaro Shibanoki (Japan Soccer College), Ryuji Yamauchi (Japan Soccer College), Kazuya Kojima (Japan Soccer College)
Out: Ryuya Motoda (Mito HollyHock), Takuya Akiyama (Ventforet Kofu), Tsubasa Sano (Roasso Kumamoto), Shuto Inaba (Kataller Toyama), Yasutaka Yanagi (Albirex Niigata FC), Kento Nagasaki (Thai Honda FC)
Retained: Yosuke Nozawa, Hiroyishi Kamata